Xylene Definition

zīlôl, -lōl
noun
Any of three isomeric, colorless hydrocarbons, C8H10, having the characteristics of benzene and derived from coal tar, wood tar, and petroleum: used as solvents, antiseptics, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
xylol
other
A mixture of xylene isomers used as a solvent in making lacquers and rubber cement and as an aviation fuel.
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Other Word Forms of Xylene

Noun

Singular:
xylene
Plural:
xylenes

Origin of Xylene

  • From Ancient Greek ξύλον (ksulon, “wood") + -ene.

    From Wiktionary

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